Friday, April 15, 2011

Abstract Nature

Parkway Series #330   12 x 16   oil   $150.

 The job of an artist is to concentrate on shape, pattern, texture, color and value;  the abstract nature of reflections makes this easier.  Many times, when I work from a photograph, I will turn the photograph upside down and paint the image upside down to see the elements of art rather than the image.  Reflections are upside down images too; so I feel very comfortable painting the abstract reflections in water.